Monday, 15 November 2010

Christmas Quilt Show

Did you know that SewCalGal   is hosting a Christmas Quilt Show ?  




As I missed the Bloggers Fall Quilt Festival , this is a good chance to join in something new -  but what to enter? Maybe the quilt on this post could pass for Christmas with  reds, greens and blues it's all warm and cosy looking just as Christmas should be, but then I settled  for this one.




Only measuring 20" x 18", it's certainly smaller than most I've seen on other blog entries (!), but it is a real 'Christmas' quilt and a little special one at that.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                

 My first attempt at paper piecing, though what possessed me I'll never know as the logs are only 1/2" & 1/4" finished !  Maybe this is the reason why I've avoid PP ever since:-)  No walking foot to Quilt in the      Ditch, just the general purpose foot - well, I didn't know any better then, and what you don't know doesn't
worry you does it ?                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                     

  


Pushing 40 years old, the Starlet is still going strong, if somewhat noisey , and still keeps me company in my sewing room, although these days she just sits and watches whilst the Bernina does all the work!

Don't know what's up with Blogger tonight, but there's a right wobbly happening  to the text around the photos  - guess I've hit to the wrong button again or something and set it off  on one - Ah Well!

34 comments:

orchidlover said...

What a great little quilt. I don't envy you dealing with such narrow logs though, no wonder you don't fancy pp'ing any more

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Carol said...

Your wall hanging is gorgeous.
I think if I attempted log sections that small I'd shred them :)

Lisa M. said...

Adorable! I love mini quilts. I also like the scenic pictures on your sidebar :-)

karenfae said...

I think I have seen that pattern in some book - can't for the life of me remember where - good job!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Jeannie said...

Your quilt is beautiful and I would so be putting that in the show!
Got caught up on your blog and woman I'm wore out just reading it.hah.ah.a.a.
Glad your back home safe and sound.

Ariane said...

It is a wonderful quilt! Thanks for sharing it!!

Joanna said...

That's a beautiful Christmas wall hanging. Paper piecing intimidates me, so I give you credit for tackling it, and doing such a nice job.

Renea said...

I have the same sewing machine. My parents gave it to me when I graduated from high school and I will never part with it. I need to get it out from the closet and set it out in my sewing room. Thanks for the idea.

Dawn said...

I love log cabins, and your colors are perfect!

Karen said...

Hi Ann.
This is a lovely Christmas quilt.
It is a gorgeous tree and I do love the presents underneath.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

An absolutely fabulous little paper pieced Christmas quilt AJ! One of my favorites for sure!

Paula said...

This is a cute paper pieced tree. i'm not good at paper piecing, so I'll leave that one to you.

If you get a chance you can also enter this into my sewing challenge blog, here at Paula's Sewing Challenges, for a chance of a little something, something. Hope to see you there soon.

Lois said...

That is a special quilt. I just do not like paper piecing but admire the work when I see it and yours is definitely to be admired. It is a great Christmas quilt. Love Lois

QuiltSue said...

This is great, but I'm not surprised you went off paper piecing with the size of those logs.

Linda said...

This is an amazing little quilt. So darn cute!!

Briarside Lane said...

A beautiful mini! And those logs!... my goodness! This is a special quilt! Thanks for sharing.

...Karen

Sandy said...

A very cute quilt with lots of memories!

andsewon said...

What a delightful wee quilt your tree on is! Oh my that is small bits for sure!I can understand you not wanting to PP for a while!

JayTee said...

love the tree...I'm going to post a similar one...it is bigger.

Stormy Days said...

My favorite block, log cabins. That quilt is adorable! I especially like the little bells. I glad you used this quilt. It's very special. Thanks.

Nanbon44 said...

beautiful quilt, but you must have nerves of steel to make it, to small for me, I wouldn't have any hair left on my head making one that small.... as for the old machine, I never missed the sound of a old machine until we bought one for a grand daughter to learn on and as I was testing it I realized that the old machines talk to you as you sew and I miss that..

Teresa said...

Very cute,love those little quilts...

Nancy Sue said...

What a clever log cabin!! What patience you have for the small size of the finished logs!! Love it! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Vals Quilting said...

What a perfect little quilt. I've made a few mini's in my time but nothing this stunning. I've seen this before but not as nice ;) your colours are perfect!
Valerie
http://www.PastimesOnline.ca/Vals-Quilting/

Nina-Marie said...

what a lovely Christmas quilt!! so glad you tried the paper piecing!

Roslyn said...

Sweet little quilt!

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Love your Christmas tree quilt!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

I love mini quilts and this is one of the prettiest I've seen. Good work!

Linda said...

Beautiful work!

Huisvlyt said...

Great quilt. Thank you so much for sharing it!
Elzaan

Lindabee said...

So beautiful.

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful Christmas Quilt. Very cute. Thanks for sharing in the Christmas Quilt Show.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the pattern.

Ivory Spring said...

What a beautiful quilt!!!